102 Kaytranada: 99.9%

Maybe I’m part of the 0.1%




but there’s something strangely unfulfilling about Kay-Kay’s debut album ‘proper’


(by ‘debut album proper’ I of course mean that every release thus far by the disgustingly young Quebecer has been scandalously improper)


You might perhaps put this down to individual tastes, but if you look at the subjective, scientifically verified scores the album gets, then it just so happens that my own opinion happens to chime with verifiable fact on this occasion



Every song on ‘99.9%’ is at the very least extremely good, and the general sound is so velvet smooth that I actually spend most of my evenings gently rubbing it against my genitals to best experience its soft goodness


But, perhaps, therein lies the main problem: the album is just far too smooth, too silky sounding, too perfect



It’s a technical wonder, and chiselled down to a perfect sphere of gorgeous sound, but in its search for absolute integrity has left it sounding ever so featureless and non-distinct, when I feel the truly great albums risk more ridicule and benefit greatly from their jeopardy when it comes off


Adventures in sonics always get you

7 Prince Points

‘99.9%’ is a great album, but it was always going to be a great album, and never seems to have the bravery to strive for the next level


Metacritic: +81

Ah, come on now….

Length 59 minutes –13

Best Lyric: ‘Me and my ladies sip my D’USSÉ cup/I don’t give a fuck, chucking my deuces up/Suck on my balls, pause, I had enough’ +1

Is the last song just the first track but played on Ukulele? No -1

Total 69

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